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'Court, EC to settle Khaleda’s election participation issue'

  • Published at 06:22 pm February 11th, 2018
  • Last updated at 08:33 pm February 11th, 2018
'Court, EC to settle Khaleda’s election participation issue'
Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said the Supreme Court and Election Commission will take the final decision whether BNP chief Khaleda Zia will be able to participate in the 11th parliamentary polls due in December this year. "The government is not scared of any threat. The law will take its own course…the government has no control over it," he said. The minister made the remarks while replying to queries from reporters about Khaleda Zia's participation in the upcoming election, after inaugurating 22 Judicial Administration Training Course for the District and Sessions Judge or Equivalent Judicial Officers.
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Mentioning that the government does not want to keep anyone out of the election, the law minister said if anyone cannot participate in the election because of the constitution and legal procedures, then the government has nothing to do with it. Anisul said BNP can appeal to the High Court seeking bail for its chairperson Khaleda, and the independent judicial system will take action according to their appeal. He further said the government is working for infrastructural development in the judicial sector and this course is one of those processes.
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The minister urged the judges to increase the reputation of judiciary through quick, neutral and proper judgment. Law and Justice Division secretary Abu Saleh Sk Md Zahirul Haque and Director General of Judicial Administration Training Institute Justice Khondker Musa Khaled also spoke at the event.